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  • 85 months ago
  • 6 points

Looks like Las Vegas inside that case.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what I was aiming for, thanks :D

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

The lights make this look great.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the 1000w psu for a single card set up??

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

It can support up to 3-Way Crossfire, and I plan on upgrading later. Also I got the PSU with a huge discount.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're crossfiring 7970's then you should have gone with a MSI Twin Frozr or Gigabyte Windforce versions, with more than one card the reference cooler is a bit lacking.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with the reference because I want to push all of the hot air out of my case, blowing hot air back into the case creates airflow problems.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

you should return that card. Pick up a MSI TF3 OC 7950 and overclock it to 1.1 Ghz core. With a 7950 1.1Ghz core OC on your GPU with the current AMD drivers it beats a 680 lightning at stock clocks. Also, a 7950 is only 3-5% worse in performance that a 7970. and If you did get a 7970 you should have gone with a Sapphire Dual X 7970. The reference blower fan you have isn't up to par.

Also if you have a 3770k it should be overclocked, especially since you are using those beast corsair fans + h100.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't stand in-case exhaust cards, I just won't bother with them. The reference card is working fine and exhausts all the air outside of the case.

The 3770K is overclocked, I just never changed the default clock speed on this website.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build. Only comments are should have gone with a h100i it smokes a h110 and is dead silent with the firmware updates. Also, half the cost of the ram paid for the look :p but I assume you know that with the parts you selected lol ( i was thinking of doing the same).

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The H100i came out after I bought my H100. The H100i is a little bit better but I already own SP120s and from what I have seen it is around a 4C difference.

Yea the Dominator Platinum was a little over kill but it looks fantastic so I spent a bit more.

  • 85 months ago
  • -3 points

umm why the 3770k, why not h100i, why the maximus v extreme, why the expensive as hell ram, why the 1000w psu, and why not find the parts instead of choosing custom parts.

Edit: could have written why you needed certain parts in the description, instead of making me look like a dumbass down here and then comment why.

  • 85 months ago
  • 5 points

His choice, his choice, his choice, his choice, partpicker doesn't have all websites, custom parts is usually cheaper, I saved £200 on my build adding custom parts.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

@whiteeey, of course its his choice.... DUH! but the decision process behind picking all this is what most of us would be interested in. If people don't want others to show an interest in their builds, good or bad, DO NOT POST THEM!!! Good or bad your going to get feed back and to rebutle with "its his choice" is not a valid response. Just a passive aggresive way to tell someone to mind their own business, to which I'd respond the same. Some of the parts would be questioned by most professional builders so yes very valid questions to your invalid response.

@OP I love the color theme and manufacturer theme as well. Though the PSU matches the color scheme I'd have rather purchased a more reliable PSU and made a custom cover to hide it or match the color scheme rather then risk my entire machine on OCZ which is known to have horrible reliability. I mean really you spend this much, which indicates you didn't have a budget, and go cheapo on the most important thing in your system O.o like whiteeey implied its your choice.

Also does that motherboard use that 2nd PCI-E slot as 16x if the top slot isn't used?

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

This OCZ PSU has great reviews by many respectable sites and it has been working just fine, I had a Budget of $2,000-$2,500, it's a $200 PSU that I got a discount on, 80 Plus Gold certified.

The mobo came with a small card showing the Bandwidth layout, and the 2nd slot always runs at 16x no matter what with however the PLX chips are set up.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

take a look at my build that is underway its destroys what you have right now and is in your price range. Notice the graphics cards when I overclock them to 1.1Ghz they both beat a gtx680 lightning which means they beat a GTX690 for half the price (this is because each GPU clock on a GTX 690 is not 1.1). Also, Crossfire has near perfect scaling.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rc6S

The prices are high right now because of price hikes for christmas time, I am waiting till boxing day and later to buy.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Your motherboard won't do half of what I need for work. I need on-board thunderbolt and support for 4-way sli/cfx. Not always multi-card but the bandwidth for Blackmagic SDI and other special PCIe cards for work.

As for the H100i it came out after I bought my H100, and I already have SP120 fans.

While I am not the biggest fan of MSI they are still ok but Asus is the largest mobo manufacture in the world. I hate in-case exhaust coolers with a passion, and I will never bother with them because they screw with air flow. The GPU might be cooler, but the rest of your hardware isn't, and hot air gets sucked back into the card's cooling system.

More raw graphics power means nothing to me when I need certain technologies at my disposal. Also that OCZ SSD doesn't handle uncompressed data as well as my Samsung 840 Pro.

I can Max out every game with 60FPS+ on my single 7970, so why bother with a second card you are not going to use?

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

for some reason I couldn't edit that comment. Here is what I found on the placement of GPU on that motherboard:

http://youtu.be/SRyPOSQ65gE?t=30m52s

This indicates that the fastest PCI slot for a single card is the top slot or 3rd slot, the black slot. They are the physical 16x running x8 gen 3. :D hope this helped.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo came with a small card showing the Bandwidth layout, and the 2nd slot always runs at 16x no matter what with however the PLX chips are set up.

GPU-Z confirms this.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

The H100i came out after I bought and installed my H100, I needed the 3770K for hyper-threading and work, I <3 Asus Mobos and I wanted to upgrade later to 3-Way Crossfire with the 1000w PSU.

The H100i has a difference of 2-3c over the H100 stock fans, and I have SP120s for mine so almost no difference.

I live in Northern California, the closest hardware store that stocks this equipment is over 100 Miles away, and I needed specific components for what I was doing for work, Thunderbolt being one of them since I have clients that bring in Thunderbolt drives.

The Ram is not that expensive; 16GB (2X8GB) for $130 is a steal with the quality and looks of Dominator Platinum.

Also the custom parts is because the regular links didn't reflect the discounts I got, everything came from Amazon or Newegg.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

CPU is fine for future proofness, the mobo is too much but if you got the cash its up to you, I understand he is tring to stick to the red/black theme. Knowing that Intel likes to mix up their CPU socket every few years its really dumb right now to buy top of the line with haswell around the corner. 1000w psu is overkill no doubt with 1 GPU but for 160$ you should have gotten a Corsair AX860 (goes with red and black theme and you get 7 yr warranty).

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

nice bump

this was 20 days old

  • 79 months ago
  • -1 points

You made yourself look like a dumbass.